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Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:25
Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:30
So I have a Retina MBP 15in, the tech specs say '2880-by-1800 native resolution' but in the display options, all I have are the selections below
When I select, 'best for retina', it chooses a lower resolution, not sure what, but how do I enable the 2880 by 1800 ?
Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:31
Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:35
Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:50
What resolution is everyone actually running on their rMBP? I've always went with best for retina but just had a tinker and the higher res look nice and not as bad on the eyes as i would expect. It says performance may be effected so wondering users experience on this?
Posted 25 April 2013 - 16:39
Posted 25 April 2013 - 16:47
Posted 25 April 2013 - 17:40
SetResX allows you to set any resolution you want, even for external monitors. You can even set 3.200x1800 and also achieve 1600x900 HiDPI mode on external monitors... It's a great app. The only one that allows you to do that.
Any resolution you choose will always be scaled down to your monitor's supported resolution. But it looks better in HiDPI.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 18:20
Hmmm...I may give that a try! I have a 27" cinema display 2560 x 1440. At full resolution I sometimes find the UI elements to be too tiny (I have really pathetic eye sight even with vision correction). But 1280 x 720 HiDPI makes everything TOO large. Intermediate resolutions are fuzzy (yes I am sensitive to fuzzy resolutions despite my poor eye sight).
Posted 26 April 2013 - 13:28
I don't like how they have defined HiDPI resolutions. I assure you that 1440 x 900 HiDPI mode is actually 2880 x 1800 resolution. Take a screenshot if you need further convincing. I think it is because if you consider how the resolution relates to desktop realestate 1440 x 900 HiDPI mode is equivalent to 1440 x 900 normal DPI mode. HiDPI mode will use high resolution images when available and stretch low res images. If you were able to set the resolution to 2880 x 1800 normal DPI mode everything would be TINY but you would have a LOT of desktop realestate!